The Cantor Art Museum at Stanford University is worth an hour or two if you visit campus in Palo Alto, California. In the midst of much construction you can find hourly parking nearby and visit the permanent collection and the special exhibits for free.
It is worth a stop just to see the paintings and information about the Stanford family history. Check out the borderline creepy painting of Leland Stanford Jr.’s birthday party.
There a large number of special exhibits. We saw the exhibit, 500 Years of Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Art Museum. I was hoping to see the special exhibit of sculptor Robert Arneson but it opened shortly after our visit.
The Cantor has a wonderful collection of Rodin’s sculpture including an outdoor garden.
You can visit 6 days a week (closed Tuesdays). The museum opens at 11:00 each day and closes at 5, except Thursdays when it is open until 8 p.m.
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Julie-scott hardiman here. Met you on Ragbrai day 2 in Manson. USC 84, ROTC. Just checked into your blog. Looks like you enjoyed your first Ragbrai experience. I really enjoyed mine. Ride 192 miles in Pan Mass Challenge on 1st and 2nd of August. Raised $4000 so far for cancer research. Awesome experience. Anyhow, hope you are well. It was a pleasure to meet you. Fight On! Scott
Hey Scott: Thanks for checking out my blog. I loved RAGBRAI. Good on you for raising so much for cancer research. Was Massachusetts as hilly as Iowa? It was a pleasure meeting you as well. The SC experience is a special bond. Fight on!